Famous Dave's

★★★★★
  • 5000 Old Hickory Blvd

    Hermitage, TN 37076

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  • 615-882-0999

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Hours
Sun 10:30am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
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I wouldn't say Dave's has the most authentic BBQ or anything, but I still love this restaurant. My friends and I have made this our staple. Whether you get ribs, pork, chicken, catfish, or brisket, you really can't go wrong. I also highly recommend their Chicken Wild Rice Soup as a starter. It is awesome. And their Cornbread Muffins are amazing. This is really an all-around great place to go with friends, family, or whatever. Don't miss it.

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★★★★★

I wouldn't say Dave's has the most authentic BBQ or anything, but I still love this restaurant. My friends and I have made this our staple. Whether you get ribs, pork, chicken, catfish, or brisket, you really can't go wrong. I also highly recommend their Chicken Wild Rice Soup as a starter. It is awesome. And their Cornbread Muffins are amazing. This is really an all-around great place to go with friends, family, or whatever. Don't miss it.

Pros: Great food with a fun atmosphere

Cons: They seem to raise their prices with greater frequence than I would like

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Famous Dave's has great food and generally good service but sometimes the rib tips and other barbecue items seem to have been sitting out for a while. My experience has been that when it comes to bbq, timing often determines how good the food is going to be. The same goes for Chinese buffets. There have been a few times when the meat was tough and had a bit of an off taste, the fries just warm and saturated with oil, and the wings were dry and loose in the skin like they had spent some time under a warmer. Kind of sounds like I don't care for the place right? Wrong! When the BBQ is good, it's really good, They simply have the best side salad that I know of in the whole area, and there are a few of their servers that are the personification of professionalism in a restaraunt of this type, and a couple that aren't, although they seem to cycle out pretty often. Overall, this is one of our favorites, and we don't anticipate that changing any time soon. It would be nice if they paid a little more attention to the restrooms, and kept the food a little fresher, but as I said, the salad alone is enough to win me back, and mabye the football sized baked potatoes- it's really that good.

2
★★★★☆

Famous Dave's has great food and generally good service but sometimes the rib tips and other barbecue items seem to have been sitting out for a while. My experience has been that when it comes to bbq, timing often determines how good the food is going to be. The same goes for Chinese buffets. There have been a few times when the meat was tough and had a bit of an off taste, the fries just warm and saturated with oil, and the wings were dry and loose in the skin like they had spent some time under a warmer. Kind of sounds like I don't care for the place right? Wrong! When the BBQ is good, it's really good, They simply have the best side salad that I know of in the whole area, and there are a few of their servers that are the personification of professionalism in a restaraunt of this type, and a couple that aren't, although they seem to cycle out pretty often. Overall, this is one of our favorites, and we don't anticipate that changing any time soon. It would be nice if they paid a little more attention to the restrooms, and kept the food a little fresher, but as I said, the salad alone is enough to win me back, and mabye the football sized baked potatoes- it's really that good.

Pros: When it's good it's great. GREAT salad.

Cons: Restrooms and occasionally food that has been sitting out.

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any time i see a restaurant that has famous in the name i feel compelled to stop and see what all the hype is about,so we went in and ordered up some good old southern BBQ and it was awesome

4
★★★★☆

any time i see a restaurant that has famous in the name i feel compelled to stop and see what all the hype is about,so we went in and ordered up some good old southern BBQ and it was awesome

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE Famous Dave's! It is so amazing and I have never had a bad meal there. My particular favorites are the Gerogia chopped pork BBQ sandwich, the rib tips, and their side (drunken apples, fries, corn muffins, and baked beans) are incredible. The staff is really friendly and the portions are HUGE. I ALWAYS have food to take home. The appetzier sampler is also delicious-their hot wings, chicken tenders, and their catfish strips...THEY ARE FABULOUS! You have to try them! Also, if you love a good deal (which I do), go to their website and join their P.I.G club-you get a free dinner on your birthday! YUMMY! One word of caution though, if you are planning on going on a Friday or Saturday night, be prepared for a wait...but it's so worth it!

2
★★★★★

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Famous Dave's! It is so amazing and I have never had a bad meal there. My particular favorites are the Gerogia chopped pork BBQ sandwich, the rib tips, and their side (drunken apples, fries, corn muffins, and baked beans) are incredible. The staff is really friendly and the portions are HUGE. I ALWAYS have food to take home. The appetzier sampler is also delicious-their hot wings, chicken tenders, and their catfish strips...THEY ARE FABULOUS! You have to try them! Also, if you love a good deal (which I do), go to their website and join their P.I.G club-you get a free dinner on your birthday! YUMMY! One word of caution though, if you are planning on going on a Friday or Saturday night, be prepared for a wait...but it's so worth it!

Pros: Delicious food, great value, staff is friendly

Cons: Long wait at night, Need to improve dessert selection

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My teenage boys kept saying: momma...you gotta try it! But, i'm not usually crazy for BBQ. When they offered to pay...that was for me! And wow...what i have been missing! Our server kept saying: you'll get a hankerin' for this tomorrow. And she was RIGHT! i woke up dreaming about those ribs! So tender, they were falling off the bone! Juicy too - and i think they threw them on the grill too because they had just the right char to make them perfect! Definitely worth getting messy for! One son has the catfish fingers - GREAT flavor. Another had the Cajun Grilled chicken sandwich - ohmigosh! Unbelievable. I can't wait to go back!

Definitely had more than we could eat...and our server was truly Famous!

The girls at work can't wait to go for the brisket salad! Yum Yum.

Family friendly...enough food for teenage sons...friendly wait staff...and they cater too! What more could you want from a Barbecue joint?

They're locally owned too...the owner came by while I was there to THANK ME for dining with them. You bet i'll be back and often!

2
★★★★★

My teenage boys kept saying: momma...you gotta try it! But, i'm not usually crazy for BBQ. When they offered to pay...that was for me! And wow...what i have been missing! Our server kept saying: you'll get a hankerin' for this tomorrow. And she was RIGHT! i woke up dreaming about those ribs! So tender, they were falling off the bone! Juicy too - and i think they threw them on the grill too because they had just the right char to make them perfect! Definitely worth getting messy for! One son has the catfish fingers - GREAT flavor. Another had the Cajun Grilled chicken sandwich - ohmigosh! Unbelievable. I can't wait to go back!

Definitely had more than we could eat...and our server was truly Famous!

The girls at work can't wait to go for the brisket salad! Yum Yum.

Family friendly...enough food for teenage sons...friendly wait staff...and they cater too! What more could you want from a Barbecue joint?

They're locally owned too...the owner came by while I was there to THANK ME for dining with them. You bet i'll be back and often!

Pros: They lived up to their name - Famous

Cons: I'll run out of excuses to eat there every night!

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I would certainly pay $13 if the ribs were good, but from the first to the last, they were gristly and tough with less meat than expected. Old cow maybe? I dont know, but I was disappointed and won't try other menu items as I use ribs as my barometer. ( I went through drive-in)

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★★☆☆☆

I would certainly pay $13 if the ribs were good, but from the first to the last, they were gristly and tough with less meat than expected. Old cow maybe? I dont know, but I was disappointed and won't try other menu items as I use ribs as my barometer. ( I went through drive-in)

Pros: Waitress very good

Cons: Not value for money

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Great place for BBQ. Worth every penny and your time. Seating was prompt and the service was great. I would definitely go to this place often.

2
★★★★★

Great place for BBQ. Worth every penny and your time. Seating was prompt and the service was great. I would definitely go to this place often.

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I love the wings and all the different bar-b-que flavors they have. (Try the "Devil's Spi_" if you like it HOT with great flavor.) I was very disappointed with the ribs. Of course, I am from Memphis and very descriminating about my ribs! (NEVER order ribs in Florida....aaaack). Watch out for the pig, sometimes gets a little to friendly...lol.

2
★★★★☆

I love the wings and all the different bar-b-que flavors they have. (Try the "Devil's Spi_" if you like it HOT with great flavor.) I was very disappointed with the ribs. Of course, I am from Memphis and very descriminating about my ribs! (NEVER order ribs in Florida....aaaack). Watch out for the pig, sometimes gets a little to friendly...lol.

Pros: Laid-back atmoshpere

Cons: Hard to get to, but worth it.

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...the food is still amazing!! The Feast for 2 covers all bases (see picture) and is our family's favorite. It easily feeds 3 and they will bring an extra corn and cornbread for the 3rd person. Join the P.I.G. Club online for great coupons on your birthday!!

2
★★★★★

...the food is still amazing!! The Feast for 2 covers all bases (see picture) and is our family's favorite. It easily feeds 3 and they will bring an extra corn and cornbread for the 3rd person. Join the P.I.G. Club online for great coupons on your birthday!!

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Okay, so it's not Tennessee BBQ, and yes, it's a chain, but man it's good. The food is delicious, the service is fabulous, the portion sizes are huge, and the ambience is cool. I have only had a problem with my food there once (being over-seasoned) and when I filled out a comment card I was personally contacted about my experience and it was handled wonderfully! Make sure you go hungry 'cause the portion sizes are monstrous! And if you get dessert, you might consider a half-portion!

2
★★★★★

Okay, so it's not Tennessee BBQ, and yes, it's a chain, but man it's good. The food is delicious, the service is fabulous, the portion sizes are huge, and the ambience is cool. I have only had a problem with my food there once (being over-seasoned) and when I filled out a comment card I was personally contacted about my experience and it was handled wonderfully! Make sure you go hungry 'cause the portion sizes are monstrous! And if you get dessert, you might consider a half-portion!

Pros: great food, great service, fun atmosphere

Cons: parking lot

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While I'm not from the south, I have frequented my share of BBQ joints and Famous Daves lives up to the hype. For those who say it's a sellout chain, that couldn't be farther from the truth! There are 5 family-owned restaurants in all, and the food is top notch. A huge selection of BBQ and sides will make anyones mouth water, and the service and atmosphere will make you feel right at home.

2
★★★★★

While I'm not from the south, I have frequented my share of BBQ joints and Famous Daves lives up to the hype. For those who say it's a sellout chain, that couldn't be farther from the truth! There are 5 family-owned restaurants in all, and the food is top notch. A huge selection of BBQ and sides will make anyones mouth water, and the service and atmosphere will make you feel right at home.

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I know this place is known for thier barbeque but the steak is out of this world! No steak sauce needed! Seasoned perfectly.
The brisket is also wonderful!
The wait staff is excellent , very friendly. Great atmosphere.
Please remember to tip the wait staff. The last time I was in there a group of about 20 people left without even leaving tip and made such a mess...These people work for their tiny wage!

5
★★★★★

I know this place is known for thier barbeque but the steak is out of this world! No steak sauce needed! Seasoned perfectly.
The brisket is also wonderful!
The wait staff is excellent , very friendly. Great atmosphere.
Please remember to tip the wait staff. The last time I was in there a group of about 20 people left without even leaving tip and made such a mess...These people work for their tiny wage!

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Never a bad meal at Famous Daves. This is by far thes best BBQ in Nashville.

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★★★★★

Never a bad meal at Famous Daves. This is by far thes best BBQ in Nashville.

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I went to the Famous Dave's near Nashville, TN while on a road trip to Texas, and all I have to say is this. It was the best, most amazing, delicious resturant that I have EVER been to in my ENTIRE life. The wait was a little long because it was 5 o clock on a friday night, but it was sooo worth it! We're going back to TN this summer just to go eat there again.

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★★★★★

I went to the Famous Dave's near Nashville, TN while on a road trip to Texas, and all I have to say is this. It was the best, most amazing, delicious resturant that I have EVER been to in my ENTIRE life. The wait was a little long because it was 5 o clock on a friday night, but it was sooo worth it! We're going back to TN this summer just to go eat there again.

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I'm in the Air Force and recently was relocated to Nashville. This was the first place my co-workers took me to eat. The staff is outstanding, the food is outrageously delicious and the atmosphere is great. Famous Bob, the manager, comes around to your table to make sure you're pleased... but there's never any doubt that your server is being sweet and the food is always going to be the best you'll find in this area.
Barbecue is my favorite food and I've tried it all over the United States in my travels... this definitely ranks up there. Second only to a small backwoods place in Cabot, Arkansas, called The Mean Pig.
Definitely make your rounds to Famous Dave's a priority!

2
★★★★★

I'm in the Air Force and recently was relocated to Nashville. This was the first place my co-workers took me to eat. The staff is outstanding, the food is outrageously delicious and the atmosphere is great. Famous Bob, the manager, comes around to your table to make sure you're pleased... but there's never any doubt that your server is being sweet and the food is always going to be the best you'll find in this area.
Barbecue is my favorite food and I've tried it all over the United States in my travels... this definitely ranks up there. Second only to a small backwoods place in Cabot, Arkansas, called The Mean Pig.
Definitely make your rounds to Famous Dave's a priority!

Pros: Great value, Attentive service, Delicious

Cons: , Outstanding food, Quick lunch menu

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HAD TO WAIT ALMOST AN HOUR!!!
BUT THE BEST RIBS I HAVE EVER HAD !!!
I HAVE LIVED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, HAD RIBS IN MEMPHIS, KANSAS CITY, CHICAGO, BIRMINGHAM . . . NEVER HAD RIBS LIKE THESE!

THE EMPLOYEES ARE BETTER THAN I HAVE EXPERIENCED AT A LOT OF OTHER PLACES TOO.

GREAT RESTAURANT!

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★★★★★

HAD TO WAIT ALMOST AN HOUR!!!
BUT THE BEST RIBS I HAVE EVER HAD !!!
I HAVE LIVED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, HAD RIBS IN MEMPHIS, KANSAS CITY, CHICAGO, BIRMINGHAM . . . NEVER HAD RIBS LIKE THESE!

THE EMPLOYEES ARE BETTER THAN I HAVE EXPERIENCED AT A LOT OF OTHER PLACES TOO.

GREAT RESTAURANT!

Pros: RIBS, EMPLOYEES

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Of all the reviews of this restaurant, I only see 2 negatives, and I can honestly say that these people truly don't know real BBQ. They are probably used to the oven baked vinegary based bbq known for this area, which is not true BBQ.
Absoloutly the best I have ever had. That includes the Ribs, the GA Pulled Pork, the Beef Brisket. I have tried it all. Their wings are the best anywhere, and the bleu cheese dressing is to die for (this comes from someone that actually HATES bleu cheese dressing) Dave's is the only bleu cheese that I will eat.
The service is the best. Of all the times my husband and I have eaten at Dave's, we have never had less than perfect service. The manager never fails to visit our table to check on our meal.

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★★★★★

Of all the reviews of this restaurant, I only see 2 negatives, and I can honestly say that these people truly don't know real BBQ. They are probably used to the oven baked vinegary based bbq known for this area, which is not true BBQ.
Absoloutly the best I have ever had. That includes the Ribs, the GA Pulled Pork, the Beef Brisket. I have tried it all. Their wings are the best anywhere, and the bleu cheese dressing is to die for (this comes from someone that actually HATES bleu cheese dressing) Dave's is the only bleu cheese that I will eat.
The service is the best. Of all the times my husband and I have eaten at Dave's, we have never had less than perfect service. The manager never fails to visit our table to check on our meal.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Greaat everyting

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Famous Dave's is great BBQ... however, it is still a glorified national chain BBQ. The food is good, espically since you have a choice of sauce (Devil's Spit). I recommend having the Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich, Memphis Style (with cole slaw on the sandwich)... but that is the crux. Famous Dave's does an excellent job of combining the better tastes of smaller southern BBQ restraunts. The atmosphere just is not there

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★★★★☆

Famous Dave's is great BBQ... however, it is still a glorified national chain BBQ. The food is good, espically since you have a choice of sauce (Devil's Spit). I recommend having the Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich, Memphis Style (with cole slaw on the sandwich)... but that is the crux. Famous Dave's does an excellent job of combining the better tastes of smaller southern BBQ restraunts. The atmosphere just is not there

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7 types of BBQ sauce on the table for you to choose from, corn muffins that melt in your mouth, first timers should try the "feast" which gives you an opportunity to try several items (yes, you'll take some home). Also, the BEST margaritas in town!

2
★★★★★

7 types of BBQ sauce on the table for you to choose from, corn muffins that melt in your mouth, first timers should try the "feast" which gives you an opportunity to try several items (yes, you'll take some home). Also, the BEST margaritas in town!

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famous dave's is the most wonderful place for your family and friends. From the greeting you get when you enter to the service and farewell when you leave.(and you don't want to leave )There's isn'ty a bad choice on the menu.The st. louis style ribs and texas beef brisk will be your favorites and well as mine.the staff is like a big family, everyone doing there best to give you the friendlyest experience you'll enjoy time after time

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★★★★★

famous dave's is the most wonderful place for your family and friends. From the greeting you get when you enter to the service and farewell when you leave.(and you don't want to leave )There's isn'ty a bad choice on the menu.The st. louis style ribs and texas beef brisk will be your favorites and well as mine.the staff is like a big family, everyone doing there best to give you the friendlyest experience you'll enjoy time after time

Pros: the food, the service, the ambieance

Cons: none, none, none

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THERE IS NO BETTER BBQ AND RIBS IN TOWN.
CATFISH IS AWESOME TOO !!!
THE EMPLOYEES THAT WORK THERE ARE WAY TOO NICE (IF THERE IS SUCH A THING)

BBQ, RIBS & FRIENDLINESS ARE UNBEATABLE BY ANY OTHER IN NASHVILLE

ALL MUST VISIT !!!

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★★★★★

THERE IS NO BETTER BBQ AND RIBS IN TOWN.
CATFISH IS AWESOME TOO !!!
THE EMPLOYEES THAT WORK THERE ARE WAY TOO NICE (IF THERE IS SUCH A THING)

BBQ, RIBS & FRIENDLINESS ARE UNBEATABLE BY ANY OTHER IN NASHVILLE

ALL MUST VISIT !!!

Pros: RIBS, BBQ, EMPLOYEES

Cons: NONE

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JUST ATE AT FAMOUS DAVE'S
MUST SAY THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD.

BEST RIBS I HAVE EVER HAD!
SOME OF THE BEST AND FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED AT ANY RESTAURANT!

IF YOU HAVEN'T I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU VISIT TODAY !!!

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★★★★★

JUST ATE AT FAMOUS DAVE'S
MUST SAY THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD.

BEST RIBS I HAVE EVER HAD!
SOME OF THE BEST AND FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED AT ANY RESTAURANT!

IF YOU HAVEN'T I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU VISIT TODAY !!!

Pros: RIBS, PEOPLE

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Being a Memphis native I was somewhat sceptical about my first visit to Famous Dave's. But from the great atmosphere to the hospitable service and not to mention the the out of this world BBQ. I was hooked and have go back weekly to get my fix.

2
★★★★★

Being a Memphis native I was somewhat sceptical about my first visit to Famous Dave's. But from the great atmosphere to the hospitable service and not to mention the the out of this world BBQ. I was hooked and have go back weekly to get my fix.

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The BEST ribs in town! Period! We have eaten here on several occasions, and the food is always consistent.

2
★★★★★

The BEST ribs in town! Period! We have eaten here on several occasions, and the food is always consistent.

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I MOVED HERE TWO YEARS AGO, BEING BBQ LOVERS, THE FIRST THING THAT WE HAD TO DO WAS FIND THE BEST BBQ IN TOWN. WE'VE STILL BEEN LOOKING FOR TWO YEARS BUT AS OF THIS PAST MONDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WE FOUND IT! WE TRIED FAMOUS DAVE'S FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EVERYTHING WAS OUTSTANDING! THE BEST RIBS I HAVE HAD IN A LONG, LONG, LONG TIME!
GREAT SLAW, GREAT BEANS, GREAT BREAD!
YOU ARE MISSING OUT IF YOU HAVE NOT TRIED THIS PLACE !!!

2
★★★★★

I MOVED HERE TWO YEARS AGO, BEING BBQ LOVERS, THE FIRST THING THAT WE HAD TO DO WAS FIND THE BEST BBQ IN TOWN. WE'VE STILL BEEN LOOKING FOR TWO YEARS BUT AS OF THIS PAST MONDAY, MEMORIAL DAY WE FOUND IT! WE TRIED FAMOUS DAVE'S FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EVERYTHING WAS OUTSTANDING! THE BEST RIBS I HAVE HAD IN A LONG, LONG, LONG TIME!
GREAT SLAW, GREAT BEANS, GREAT BREAD!
YOU ARE MISSING OUT IF YOU HAVE NOT TRIED THIS PLACE !!!

Pros: GREAT RIBS, GREAT SIDES

Cons: DIDN'T KNOW SOONER

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This restaurant has the best ribs I have ever tried.
I am a big rib fan, some of my buddies and I have a BBQ team and we compete at Memphis in May every year. (We always enter our smoked pork shoulder)
Lord knows I have tried my share of ribs from all over the country at this BBQ contest. I remember when Famous Dave's competed at Memphis a few years ago, I can't remember how they did but as far as I'm concerned they should have won if the ribs they are serving today are what they had back then. If you like ribs you must try Famous Dave's.

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★★★★★

This restaurant has the best ribs I have ever tried.
I am a big rib fan, some of my buddies and I have a BBQ team and we compete at Memphis in May every year. (We always enter our smoked pork shoulder)
Lord knows I have tried my share of ribs from all over the country at this BBQ contest. I remember when Famous Dave's competed at Memphis a few years ago, I can't remember how they did but as far as I'm concerned they should have won if the ribs they are serving today are what they had back then. If you like ribs you must try Famous Dave's.

Pros: Ribs, Ribs, Ribs

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I had been told that this place was BBQ from the North so it's been there for about a year and I haven't bothered to try it. I ate there this Monday and it was so good I went back today too. This place is the "Real Deal!"
The ribs are the best I have had around here.
The wings are the best I have ever had anywhere.
The employees are on laughing gas or something. They are the friendliest bunch of people I have experienced at a restaurant. GREAT restaurant!

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★★★★★

I had been told that this place was BBQ from the North so it's been there for about a year and I haven't bothered to try it. I ate there this Monday and it was so good I went back today too. This place is the "Real Deal!"
The ribs are the best I have had around here.
The wings are the best I have ever had anywhere.
The employees are on laughing gas or something. They are the friendliest bunch of people I have experienced at a restaurant. GREAT restaurant!

Pros: Employees, Ribs, Wings

Cons: I didn't go sooner!

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Having tried Bar-B-Que all over America, Dave's is the absolute best. The dining experience combined well cooked food, excellent sauces, and hearty portions with a rustic ambience and one of the most attentive staffs that I have ever met. The first thing I noticed was that the staff was truely happy working there. I will return to Dave's any time I am in the area!
I look forward to a Dave's in South Georgia/North Florida!

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★★★★★

Having tried Bar-B-Que all over America, Dave's is the absolute best. The dining experience combined well cooked food, excellent sauces, and hearty portions with a rustic ambience and one of the most attentive staffs that I have ever met. The first thing I noticed was that the staff was truely happy working there. I will return to Dave's any time I am in the area!
I look forward to a Dave's in South Georgia/North Florida!

Pros: Well Priced, Excellent Cooking, Great Staff

Cons: So far away!

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My new favorite restaurant in Nashville is Famous Dave's BBQ. The food is incredible, not just for BBQ but the food in general. We've been there four times in the last three weeks.
The people who work there are the friendliest I have ever encountered at any restaurant and I love the way the place is decorated. It feels like a hunting lodge deep in the woods somewhere.

Love this place !

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★★★★★

My new favorite restaurant in Nashville is Famous Dave's BBQ. The food is incredible, not just for BBQ but the food in general. We've been there four times in the last three weeks.
The people who work there are the friendliest I have ever encountered at any restaurant and I love the way the place is decorated. It feels like a hunting lodge deep in the woods somewhere.

Love this place !

Pros: Atmosphere, People, Food

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BBQ is my hobby for over 20 years. I tried Famous Dave's two days ago on a recomendation from a friend. For those of you who would like to know a rating of BBQ in Nashville from someone who KNOWS BBQ
Ribs - #1.Famous Dave's#2 Jack's #3 Corky's
BBQ - #1 Famous Dave's #2 Neely's #3 Jack's
I haven't been to Neely's for a couple of months,going there today to confirm. Famous Dave's is some of the best I have ever had.

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★★★★★

BBQ is my hobby for over 20 years. I tried Famous Dave's two days ago on a recomendation from a friend. For those of you who would like to know a rating of BBQ in Nashville from someone who KNOWS BBQ
Ribs - #1.Famous Dave's#2 Jack's #3 Corky's
BBQ - #1 Famous Dave's #2 Neely's #3 Jack's
I haven't been to Neely's for a couple of months,going there today to confirm. Famous Dave's is some of the best I have ever had.

Pros: Ribs & BBQ

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Me and my wife Erica came into Famous Daves last Saturday and when we got to the host stand we found out that the wait was 45 minutes. We decided that we couldn't wait that long and were on our way out when Famous Tony talked us into getting some BBQ ToGo. This Famous Tony knew his stuff. He was on top of every question with no delay. He seemed to be working 5 customers at once. It was the best service I had received in any restuarant around Nashville. We were so excited with our dinner ToGo that we called Famous Daves back to thank them for our famous meal. We are very anxious to go back and eat at Famous Daves.

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★★★★★

Me and my wife Erica came into Famous Daves last Saturday and when we got to the host stand we found out that the wait was 45 minutes. We decided that we couldn't wait that long and were on our way out when Famous Tony talked us into getting some BBQ ToGo. This Famous Tony knew his stuff. He was on top of every question with no delay. He seemed to be working 5 customers at once. It was the best service I had received in any restuarant around Nashville. We were so excited with our dinner ToGo that we called Famous Daves back to thank them for our famous meal. We are very anxious to go back and eat at Famous Daves.

Pros: Excellent Service, Great Smell, Nice Friendly Faces

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My family took me to Famous Dave's for my birthday this week. First of all there were 20 of us and they were able to accomodate us all at one table. The two servers that took care of us were so friendly and really attentive.

The BBQ was out of this world, but my favorite was the bread pudding dessert that they brought out to me for my birthday. It had this real sparkler in it that was shooting sparks in the air! It was GREAT !

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★★★★★

My family took me to Famous Dave's for my birthday this week. First of all there were 20 of us and they were able to accomodate us all at one table. The two servers that took care of us were so friendly and really attentive.

The BBQ was out of this world, but my favorite was the bread pudding dessert that they brought out to me for my birthday. It had this real sparkler in it that was shooting sparks in the air! It was GREAT !

Pros: Great for big parties, Great BBQ, Bread Pudding

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I HAD NEVER BEEN A BBQ FAN, BUT WHEN MY FRIENDS RAVED TO ME ABOUT FAMOUS DAVES, I HAD TO TRY IT. THE SMELL OF HICKORY SMOKED FOOD BLOWS YOU OVER WHEN YOU ENTER THE RESTURANT ALONG WITH THE DECOR. THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! WE HAD 10 PEOPLE WITH US AND EVERYONES FOOD, WETHER IT WAS THE BBQ,HAMBURGER,CATFISH OR THE CHICKEN SANDWITCH, WAS THE BEST WE HAD EVER HAD. THIS IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONES CRAVINGS. BETWEEN THE COZY ATMOSPHERE, THE GREAT SERVICE AND THE FANTASTIC FOOD YOU MAY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. PLEASE, BRING MORE TO ALABAMA. I AM MOVING TO BIRMINGHAM AND THE CLOSEST ONE IS FLORENCE. IT IS 2 HOURS AWAY, BUT IF THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TASTE OF THOSE RIBS AND BREAD PUDDING IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH THE DRIVE. FAMOUS DAVES HAS MADE A BBQ FAN OUT OF ME!

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I HAD NEVER BEEN A BBQ FAN, BUT WHEN MY FRIENDS RAVED TO ME ABOUT FAMOUS DAVES, I HAD TO TRY IT. THE SMELL OF HICKORY SMOKED FOOD BLOWS YOU OVER WHEN YOU ENTER THE RESTURANT ALONG WITH THE DECOR. THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! WE HAD 10 PEOPLE WITH US AND EVERYONES FOOD, WETHER IT WAS THE BBQ,HAMBURGER,CATFISH OR THE CHICKEN SANDWITCH, WAS THE BEST WE HAD EVER HAD. THIS IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONES CRAVINGS. BETWEEN THE COZY ATMOSPHERE, THE GREAT SERVICE AND THE FANTASTIC FOOD YOU MAY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. PLEASE, BRING MORE TO ALABAMA. I AM MOVING TO BIRMINGHAM AND THE CLOSEST ONE IS FLORENCE. IT IS 2 HOURS AWAY, BUT IF THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A TASTE OF THOSE RIBS AND BREAD PUDDING IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH THE DRIVE. FAMOUS DAVES HAS MADE A BBQ FAN OUT OF ME!

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE

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I am hooked on the beef brisket. I'm from Houston, Texas and we know brisket in Texas.

We moved to Nashville five years ago and have not been able to find beef brisket anywhere that is as good as what we are used to back home in Texas.
Until now. Famous Dave's is our new favorite restaurant. Maybe I haven't been home in awhile but I think the brisket is better at Dave's than at some of my favorite BBQ restaurants in Texas.

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★★★★★

I am hooked on the beef brisket. I'm from Houston, Texas and we know brisket in Texas.

We moved to Nashville five years ago and have not been able to find beef brisket anywhere that is as good as what we are used to back home in Texas.
Until now. Famous Dave's is our new favorite restaurant. Maybe I haven't been home in awhile but I think the brisket is better at Dave's than at some of my favorite BBQ restaurants in Texas.

Pros: Beef Brisket

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The best BBQ in these parts. The ribs are the best I have ever had.

The food was great and the service made it better!
We had to wait for about an hour but it was very worth it.

2
★★★★★

The best BBQ in these parts. The ribs are the best I have ever had.

The food was great and the service made it better!
We had to wait for about an hour but it was very worth it.

Pros: Best ribs, great service

Cons: long wait

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Service is great and food is awesome. Portions are huge and always delicious. Ribs, Georgia chopped pork and roasted chicken are excellent and can't be beat!

2
★★★★★

Service is great and food is awesome. Portions are huge and always delicious. Ribs, Georgia chopped pork and roasted chicken are excellent and can't be beat!

Pros: Service, Inexpensive, Delicious food

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I could smell hickory smoke from Lebanon Road as I approached Famous Dave's for the first time. As brisket melted in my mouth and rib meat dangled from the bone as I lifted it from my plate, two words seemed to echo throughout the restaraunt: Bread Pudding. Reflecting back on the following moments is a blur, perhaps because I could not tell whether I was trying a new dessert or getting my first glimpse of heaven. Three words describe my experience: I am hooked. Besides the great food, another thing that separated Famous Dave's was the first class service that I received there. Famous jamey was the best server we've had in a long time and the other "Famous" team members did a great job assisting him. To all who haven't tried Famous Dave's: Wait no longer! Once you try you'll understand why they call it FAMOUS.

2
★★★★★

I could smell hickory smoke from Lebanon Road as I approached Famous Dave's for the first time. As brisket melted in my mouth and rib meat dangled from the bone as I lifted it from my plate, two words seemed to echo throughout the restaraunt: Bread Pudding. Reflecting back on the following moments is a blur, perhaps because I could not tell whether I was trying a new dessert or getting my first glimpse of heaven. Three words describe my experience: I am hooked. Besides the great food, another thing that separated Famous Dave's was the first class service that I received there. Famous jamey was the best server we've had in a long time and the other "Famous" team members did a great job assisting him. To all who haven't tried Famous Dave's: Wait no longer! Once you try you'll understand why they call it FAMOUS.

Pros: Best BBQ, service, atmosphere

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The portions are huge! The atmosphere is very lively. Myself and the others in our party thought it was well worth the wait. I will eat here often because it is the best BBQ I have had!

2
★★★★★

The portions are huge! The atmosphere is very lively. Myself and the others in our party thought it was well worth the wait. I will eat here often because it is the best BBQ I have had!

Pros: service, great food, atmosphere

Cons: not one by me

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The food was delicious and my kids enjoyed Wilbur the Pig. He danced and played will them. We had a wonderful time. Service was great!

2
★★★★★

The food was delicious and my kids enjoyed Wilbur the Pig. He danced and played will them. We had a wonderful time. Service was great!

Pros: nice environment, service

Cons: none

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This is the very best BBQ in the world, Seriously.

2
★★★★★

This is the very best BBQ in the world, Seriously.

Pros: food, music, atmosphere

Cons: N/A

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THESE GUYS DON'T JUST HAVE GREAT BBQ AND RIBS THEY HAVE GREAT FOOD !!!

THEY HAVE THE NICEST EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS.

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★★★★★

THESE GUYS DON'T JUST HAVE GREAT BBQ AND RIBS THEY HAVE GREAT FOOD !!!

THEY HAVE THE NICEST EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS.

Pros: GREAT FOOD, GREAT PEOPLE

Cons: NEED MORE PARKING

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I visited this restaurant because they have had billboards around town displaying that they have the "BEST RIBS."

I am a rib fanatic. I compete at "Memphis In May" every year. I have been smoking ribs and bbq for over a decade. Naturally I felt compelled to check this place out.

They have the BEST RIBS in Nashville. No question. The ribs were outstanding and the waitress provided our group with the friendliest service I have ever had too!

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★★★★★

I visited this restaurant because they have had billboards around town displaying that they have the "BEST RIBS."

I am a rib fanatic. I compete at "Memphis In May" every year. I have been smoking ribs and bbq for over a decade. Naturally I felt compelled to check this place out.

They have the BEST RIBS in Nashville. No question. The ribs were outstanding and the waitress provided our group with the friendliest service I have ever had too!

Pros: BEST RIBS, FRIENDLY STAFF

Cons: ONLY ONE IN TOWN

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Every once in a while you find a place that you know your going to crave!! I tried famous Dave's a few weeks while visiting family in Florence,AL. I didn't know BBQ could be this good. Everthing from the catfish fingers as an appetizer to the "out of this world" bread pudding for dessert was over the top. The service was some of the best I've had in a casual dinind restaurant.

Yoy can't imagine my excitement to learn there is a Famous Dave's in Nashville as well. I've been twice since New Years'. As I expected it to was "Famous". Thes guys really know how to do BBQ.

Way to Go Dave!!!!

2
★★★★★

Every once in a while you find a place that you know your going to crave!! I tried famous Dave's a few weeks while visiting family in Florence,AL. I didn't know BBQ could be this good. Everthing from the catfish fingers as an appetizer to the "out of this world" bread pudding for dessert was over the top. The service was some of the best I've had in a casual dinind restaurant.

Yoy can't imagine my excitement to learn there is a Famous Dave's in Nashville as well. I've been twice since New Years'. As I expected it to was "Famous". Thes guys really know how to do BBQ.

Way to Go Dave!!!!

Pros: Tasty, great hospitality, clean

Cons: busy, crowded

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WOW! the place is unbelieveable! Everything! The place is a lot of fun. The music, antique decor which is everywhere brings back a lot of memories. Tracy our server was great. The food is excellent, the service is quick and very folks are very friendly. The manager even stopped to ask how things were. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Go hungry the portions are huge. Great value!

2
★★★★★

WOW! the place is unbelieveable! Everything! The place is a lot of fun. The music, antique decor which is everywhere brings back a lot of memories. Tracy our server was great. The food is excellent, the service is quick and very folks are very friendly. The manager even stopped to ask how things were. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Go hungry the portions are huge. Great value!

Pros: great food, friendly folks, enviroment is great

Cons: none

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From the time we entered the building, the Hostess and entire staff were the best I've experienced in the Nashville area. The food was outstanding! The restaurant came highly recommneded from several of my friends, they were right. The portions were huge, I recommend going there with a hearty appetite. Whatever you do, save room for the bread pudding...the best ever. Since my initial visit, I have been several more times. Each time it's been a great experience. Hat's off to them!

2
★★★★★

From the time we entered the building, the Hostess and entire staff were the best I've experienced in the Nashville area. The food was outstanding! The restaurant came highly recommneded from several of my friends, they were right. The portions were huge, I recommend going there with a hearty appetite. Whatever you do, save room for the bread pudding...the best ever. Since my initial visit, I have been several more times. Each time it's been a great experience. Hat's off to them!

Pros: Unbelieveable Food, Fabulous Service, Fantastic Ribs

Cons: None in South Nashvil

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Our family loves this place!! Every time someone visits from out of the area, we have to take them to Famous Dave's. It's nice to have a place the whole family can agree on. Friendly service, fun atmosphere, and ribs to die for! Be sure to try the pulled pork and corn muffins too. It melts in your mouth. The Feast for Four fed seven at our table. We definitely got our money's worth. Now that we've gone Famous, we're there to stay!

2
★★★★★

Our family loves this place!! Every time someone visits from out of the area, we have to take them to Famous Dave's. It's nice to have a place the whole family can agree on. Friendly service, fun atmosphere, and ribs to die for! Be sure to try the pulled pork and corn muffins too. It melts in your mouth. The Feast for Four fed seven at our table. We definitely got our money's worth. Now that we've gone Famous, we're there to stay!

Pros: atmosphere, value, ribs

Cons: parking

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I stumbled into Famous Dave's after noticing the new place and deciding to try it out. I was so pleasantly surprised. The food is excellent, the service is good and it has a pleasing atmosphere. The BBQ there is so tender (all of it) that it practically melts in your mouth.

2
★★★★★

I stumbled into Famous Dave's after noticing the new place and deciding to try it out. I was so pleasantly surprised. The food is excellent, the service is good and it has a pleasing atmosphere. The BBQ there is so tender (all of it) that it practically melts in your mouth.

Pros: Great Food, Good Service, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Parking limited, Location in Hermitage, Occas. long wait.

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Famous Dave's serves wonderful BBQ in a Minnesota cabin-style atmosphere. Five different kinds of tomato-based and mustard-based sauces are on every table. If you like the watery, vinegar based sauces others use, you are just plain ignorant! For lunch, the Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich with Shack Fries is unbeatable at $4.99. It is lean and moist and plentiful. The sauces make great dipping for the Shack Fries too.

2
★★★★★

Famous Dave's serves wonderful BBQ in a Minnesota cabin-style atmosphere. Five different kinds of tomato-based and mustard-based sauces are on every table. If you like the watery, vinegar based sauces others use, you are just plain ignorant! For lunch, the Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich with Shack Fries is unbeatable at $4.99. It is lean and moist and plentiful. The sauces make great dipping for the Shack Fries too.

Pros: wonderful food, fast service

Cons: no soup and sandwich

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Famous Dave's recipes began as a hobby for Dave Anderson, who opened his first 'cue shack in Hayward, Wisc., in 1994. Now a national phenomenon, the restaurants cater to diners who dig into finger-licking-tasty meat. Theā€¦

 

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